Depression is a mental illness, which one should not confuse with the short-term emotional distress, anxiety attacks or feeling low, which also are aspects of depression. Anyone can feel low for a brief period of time, or have anxiety attacks once in a while, but that does not mean they are suffering from depression. Depression is much more serious than that, and is a persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, uselessness, and emotional pain.
We approach clients with depression through various routes at one time to make the treatment effective, and help individuals learn skills to help manage their symptoms and improve level of functioning. First of all, we listen, understand, and collaborate with the client to develop an active treatment plan to follow.